The Community Curator program invites representatives from  community groups in the Rochester region to curate film screenings using VSW’s collection of over 9,000 film and video titles.  Participants in the program will work the Curator of Moving Image Collections to research and select a full program of films that speak to the interests of the group, while opening a broader dialog with the Rochester community.  The goals of the Community Curator program are to empower cultural organizations to create their own media programming, expand global and cultural awareness within the Rochester community, and strengthen ties between students, artists, and communities that will cultivate multi-cultural relationships.

All programs are open to the public, and projected in the VSW auditorium.

For more information, or to inquire about becoming a Community Curator, contact Tara Nelson, Curator of Moving Image Collections:

Community Curator Application


The VSW Film Series and Community Curator Program are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by the ArtWorks program of the National Endowment for the Arts.



  • 2020 Screenings (Spring)

  • 2019 Screenings

  • 2018 Screenings